We have been laughing at the British product labels and descriptions the whole year I’ve been here in Aberdeen. Henri usually takes a picture and share’s them on Facebook, so I’ll post them here too:
I bought these once, didn’t really read the product description as I thought they were just ordinary meatballs. Instead, their main ingredient is liver! When I was younger I always avoided liver in everything but now I’m cool with it. I even bought liver pate the other day.
This one also cracks me up everytime I see it. I don’t know if it’s because of the word “dick” or the fact that it’s also spotted. Haven’t tasted this one.
Sainsbury’s Basics is like a super cheap product line they sell only in Sainsbury’s. And they have hilarious packaging. They are like joking about not being a fancy brand. I have a Basics toilet cleaner that says: “Toilet Cleaner – cleans, no added promises”. Now these midget gems, I don’t know if I should feel a bit offended or not.
Screw…. balls… screwballs. I know, I’m 15.
Next there’s another Basics product:
I think someone might actually feel offended by this! I thought it was funny!
In the end I’ll add another picture of me at TGI Fridays, I think I have been there like 10 times during my studies here. This one is from yesterday when we were eating there with Henri & Matti:
Never had wild boar before, so I had to taste it! Didn’t really taste so different, I thought it might be more gamy, like rabbit or something like that but it was alright. Also I thought it would have been like a fillet but it was like a normal burger beef. It had sauteed apple slices which complemented the flavors quite well. I was joking that’s the boar that killed Robert Baratheon. LOL. Also, I really need a haircut. I’m like one of the Beatles soon.
After TGIFridays we went to the movies to see The Dictator, which in my opinions was a bit too much at some points. It was funny most of the time but I think there are some things you can’t really joke about, like rape victims committing suicide…
I just booked flights back home. This time too I had to book the flights from British Airways because SAS doesn’t take my electric wheelchair on their flights from Aberdeen to Heathrow. I had a bit of a fight with them last year when I flew here with my manual and electric wheelchair. Luckily SAS refunded the tickets to me in the end. Anyway, it has been a great year here in Aberdeen and now it’s time to go home!
Oh god I love the bag. I bought it from Heathrow’s Harrods when I first came last September. I was feeling a bit glamorous with all that student loan on my bank account. It’s Marc Jacobs and I think it was something like £300 on discount. A bit annoying though, it has been darkening a bit in use and I once had a bit of an accident with it; I was driving from Sainbury’s with 5 bags of food and somehow the shoulder strap got under my front tire and I couldn’t stop in time, so I drove a 360 around and over it. Luckily my phone didn’t break. I hurt my leg too a bit because it got tangled in the bag and all my stuff flew around. Some lovely people came over and helped me. The bag got a lot of scratches, fortunately most in the back so you don’t really notice it.
I also booked the flights to Norway! I am going with my friend Noora to an OI Youth Camp in Norway in June! Never been to Norway before. So excited, I will be meeting some people I have only talked to online. I’ll post from there, I think the place will be amazing and hopefully the weather too.
I am flying home on the 22.5. and I will be in Finland approximately 15:15. I’m so happy I miss my friends and unlike almost everyone else here, I didn’t go home for the Easter holiday. Didn’t have the funds.
This is from one of our favorite bars here; the Bobbin:
I recently started to listen to Angus & Julia Stone and I am absolutely loving this song:
I think I have been a bit melancholic anyway the few past weeks and listening to music like this does not help! I think these periods always come to me in the darkest time of the year. Could be hormones too, my stomach has really hurt for the last 24 hours, last night felt like somebody was stabbing me. Nice job for sharing this on my blog, but, whatever. I don’t really like to be moody and emotional. I have quite a few times sobbed here about how much I miss my friends in Helsinki. And I miss Helsinki. It’s understandable I guess, I live in another country and I don’t even have any more credits to call to Finland. I had to ask my brothers girlfriend today on Facebook to ask my mom to call me. 🙂 Everyone says I’ll get used to it and I don’t doubt that. Just takes a while and a few bottles of red wine I guess. I am glad that I have good friends here too.
Wow, that voice.
Hyvää isänpäivää iskälle Turkuun ja Topi-Ukille Kotkaan! Ja muillekkin iseille, esim. Henrille!
Toi musiikkivideo tosin aiheutti mulle pahemman matkustuskuumeen!
En voi soittaa Suomeen ku mun liittymään kuuluu vaan tietty määrä krediittejä soittaa ulkomaille! Ja ne on nyt taas täynnä, ja mun brittipankkikortilla ei oo rahaa ostaa lisää. Tarttis selvittää se IBAN-tilinumero että vois siirtää sinne Suomen tililtä…
Täällä menee ihan hyvin, vähän mennyt juhlimiseksi koko tää viikko kun suomalaisvieraita ollut joka päivä melkein, ihanat Eric ja Marko.
Eric, Henri ja minä Revolution Barissa… Yks meidän lemppareista, parasta ruokaa ja mielettömiä drinksuja!
I explored the city and took some nice pics on Thursday. Here are some:
If I would be less lazy I could adjust some lightness so you could see a bit better but meh. I’m eating my 2£ chicken tagliatelle. // Jos en olisi niin laiska niin säätäisin vähän valoisuutta näissä kuvissa että näkisitte vähän paremmin mutta eiii jaksa. Syön mun kahden punnan kana tagliatellen.
Jesus just chillin’…
There are churches for sale or they are made in to offices, apartments or clubs. There are atleast three clubs in the city that are former churches. We were at one already, Slains Castle, which was like a horror house. Really cool and accessible too. // Täällä on kirkkoja myynnissä tai niistä on tehty toimistoja, asuntoja tai clubeja. Kaupungilta löytyy ainakin kolme clubia entisissä kirkoissa. Me oltiin yhdessä jo, Slains Castlessa, joka oli niinku kauhutalo. Aivan sikamageeee ja esteetön.
The lowest window on the right is our kitchen window. I share a kitchen with one room mate. There is a third flat but I guess she hasn’t yet arrived or it’s just empty! My flat is surprisingly nice. I have a super large disabled accessible bathroom…. I’ll add some pics after I’ve cleaned up. Surprise, a week and the room is like a war hit it. I did some major shopping today at Topshop, they had a 20% student discount.
// Alin ikkuna oikealla on meidän keittiön ikkuna. Jaan keittiön yhden kämppiksen kanssa. Tässä on kyllä kolmaskin huone, mutta joko sen asukas ei ole vielä saapunut tai sitten se vaan jää tyhjäksi. Kämppä on yllättävän kiva. Mulla on valtava invakylpyhuone…. Lisään kuvia sitten joskus kun olen siivonnut. Yllättävää, oon asunut täällä viikon ja huone on ku sodan jäljiltä. Shoppailin tänään urakalla Topshopissa, siellä oli 20% opiskelija-alennus!